Useful Contacts

If you feel like you or a young person you know may attempt suicide, or you worry that you/they have seriously hurt yourself/themselves, this is an emergency. You can:


Call 999 and ask for an ambulance


Tell an adult you trust and ask them to call 999 for help

Mental health emergencies are serious. You are not wasting anyone’s time.

To talk with someone confidentially about how you feel, you can:


  • Call HOPELINEUK on 0800 068 4141
  • Call The Samaritans on 116 123.
  • Text ‘SHOUT’ to Shout’s textline on 85258.

The Mix

Support and advice for people under 25. They have a helpline, webchat, crisis messenger textline and short term online or over the phone counselling.

0808 808 4994

85258 (crisis messenger service, text THEMIX)

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

Information and support for anyone who is struggling with things and needs to talk. Offers a helpline and webchat.

0800 585858

Beat – The UK’s Eating Disorder Charity

Support by helpline, webchat and online support groups for people with eating problems, like anorexia and bulimia.

0808 801 0677 (England)

0808 801 0433 (Wales)

No Panic

Support for young people experiencing panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). They have a 6-week Youth Mentoring Scheme online or by phone.

0330 606 1174


NHS Every Mind Matters

Information and advice on mental health and wellbeing for young people. Includes videos about dealing with change, social media and sleep.

The OLLIE Foundation

Help and advice for young people experiencing suicidal feelings. Provides support and information for anyone worried about another young person.


Hub of Hope

A UK-wide database of mental health charities and organisations offering advice and support.


An online, 7-week course to help people from 14 to 19 who self-harm.

Calm Harm

A smartphone app for people over 13, with activities to help resist or manage the urge to self-harm.